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News December 2014

  1. Record renewable generation disproves Cameron's attack on onshore wind

    23 Dec 2014

    Figures from the latest Energy Trends report by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that 18% of electricity was produced from renewable sources in the third quarter of 2014 - a 4% increase on last year.

  2. Research reveals the hidden £393 million energy cost of Christmas

    23 Dec 2014

    Nearly half of the country will receive a new techgadget for Christmas this year but new research has found consumers could be spending up to £31 a year on energy just to run one of the shiny new devices.

  3. Demand response takes off in California

    21 Dec 2014

    After retiring San Onofre nuclear reactors, Southern California Edison invited proposals for electricity storage. The utility selected 264 megawatts of storage and a number of demand response options.

  4. Briefing Note | Capacity Market Auction results

    19 Dec 2014

    On 18 December, the first Capacity Market auction was completed, with provisional results published on 19 December. he CHPA has prepared a short briefing note detailing the results.

  5. Capacity Market to drive a more wasteful energy system whilst government shuns efficiency

    19 Dec 2014

    Analysis of the UK’s new electricity security scheme will pay for some of the UK’s most wasteful plant to be built. Today's announcement of the new Capacity Market auction revealed that it will bring forward hundreds of small power plants which will waste at least half the energy they burn.

  6. DECC - Research and analysis: Bespoke natural gas CHP analysis

    19 Dec 2014

    DECC analysis suggests that CHP does not need a bespoke support package and will instead encourage participation of CHP in the Capacity Market.

  7. ENER-G wins national award for manufacturing excellence

    19 Dec 2014

    Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has won a prestigious national award for excellence in engineering and manufacturing.

  8. DECC - First Capacity Market auction guarantees security of supply at low cost

    19 Dec 2014

    The first ever Capacity Market auction concluded yesterday and provisional results have been released today.

  9. CfD allocation process update

    18 Dec 2014

    Please be advised that the CfD allocation process has been delayed and applicants will likely not know the results until 18 March.

  10. 50 companies to support grid with demand response

    18 Dec 2014

    The world’s largest manufacturer and leading supplier of steel ArcelorMittal has partnered with demand response aggregator REstore to return up to 150 megawatts (MW) of power to the transmission grid at peak times. The company creates a 150MW “virtual power plant” by decreasing its energy demand.

  11. Householders using 10% less electricity than five years ago

    18 Dec 2014

    People in the UK are using less energy even though the economy is growing reports Roger Harrabin for BBC News.

  12. Merry Christmas from the CHPA!

    18 Dec 2014

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  13. Government optimistic on energy efficiency progress

    18 Dec 2014

    The past year has seen “significant progress” in delivering energy efficiency measures in homes across the UK, according to a report by DECC. The first annual report on the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation, published on Wednesday 17 December, said that the department was “well on track” towards meeting its target of installing measures in one million homes by March 2015, having improved 819,000 homes by the end of September.

  14. Fuel cells power systems on the rise reports COSPP

    17 Dec 2014

    World-wide sales passed $1 billion for the first time in 2013 and 150 MW of stationary fuel cells were shipped during the year, a quarter more than during 2012 and five times as much as during 2008.

  15. Smart Grid to Deliver £2.8 Billion to GB Economy by 2030

    16 Dec 2014

    Smart grid development is expected to deliver £2.8 billion of net present value (NPV) to Britain’s economy by 2030, according to a new report commissioned by SmartGrid GB, the cross-industry group promoting the need for smart grids in Britain.

  16. Small energy providers could treble says energy minister

    15 Dec 2014

    nergy Secretary Ed Davey said on Monday he wants the market share of independent energy providers to treble by the end of the decade, as the competition watchdog looks into the competitive behaviour of major utilities.

  17. Heat delivery workshops at Energy from Waste 2015 – bringing stakeholders together to explore heat network solutions

    12 Dec 2014

    It is widely recognised that successful heat delivery networks can only really be achieved when all the parties involved are working through the challenges together, to find mutually acceptable solutions. Bringing all these stakeholders together is no small task, which is why Energy from Waste 2015 is providing a heat network delivery session and workshop, aimed at involving all the parties around specific projects. Attendees at the workshop will be able to examine key issues, covering Financial, Commercial, Technical and Legal areas. They will be able to explore the topics that pose challenges around their projects or potential projects, with the added dynamic of informed facilitators. Read more here…

  18. Briefing Note | Implementation of Carbon Price Support relief

    12 Dec 2014

    On 10 December, HMRC published its draft regulations for how relief from carbon price support will be implemented, including how it will define ‘on-site’ consumption. These draft regulations are currently open for consultation and members are encouraged to respond to the CHPA with any comments. The CHPA has prepared a briefing note which provides an overview of the policy decisions and how these policy decisions are implemented in the draft regulations.

  19. CHPA donate presents for children in care this Christmas

    12 Dec 2014

    This year, instead of sending paper Christmas cards, the CHPA, its staff and friends have donated presents to children in care over Christmas through the Christmas Tree Project organised by the Met Police.

  20. Green Deal fund closes to solid wall insulation

    12 Dec 2014

    Launched just days ago, the £24m Green Deal fund for solid wall insulation has now been allocated and applications are closed.

 
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